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From European Social Fund local social capital pilots to mainstreamed global grants: the third sector and policy transfer

Crowhurst, Isabel, Fernandez, Ignacia and Kendall, Jeremy (2005) From European Social Fund local social capital pilots to mainstreamed global grants: the third sector and policy transfer. TSEP working paper, 13. The Centre for Civil Society, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

In the Europeanisation literature, the example of European Structural funds, and EU-sponsored programmes in general, have often been used to discuss the impact of EU policy on domestic and local governance. Whilst in earlier scholarship the focus was nearly exclusively on the download of European structural policies, recently a more nuanced understanding of Europeanisation has led to the development of approaches that take into account the combination of downloading and uploading components of EU policies. It is within this framework of intertwined processes, ‘whereby European ideas and practices transfer to the core of local decision-making as well as from local policy-making arenas to the supranational level’ (John, 2001: 73), that this paper explores the role of the third sector in the implementation of European Social Fund Local Social Capital Pilots and mainstreamed Global Grants in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/TSEP/Default.htm
Additional Information: © 2005 The authors
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > TSEP (Third Sector European Policy)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Civil Society (CCS)
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 13
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2010 14:11
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/29020/

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